He became a naturalized British citizen in 1886. He wrote many books and stories, but the two that remain most popluar are Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim. Lord Jim is both an adventure story and a story of tragedy and repentence.
©1900 Blackwood's Magazine; (P)1980 Jimcin Recordings
By "raw" I mean that this recording does not sound quite as polished as more recent versions. But it has a very authentic intensity in the reading that I thought was missing in the others I tried. Very easy to get caught up in this one.
The sound quality is uneven, but the actor mispronouces horribly and often: sailors walk along the KWAY and the esplanad-AY, and poignant becomes POIG-nant. It's testing my patience. Cognac is COG-nac, gunwale is gunWALE (not gunnel).
He could learn the basic vocabulary.
Although the storyline was good, the audio was poor. It sounded like the narrator was in an empty room with a bad echo.
Gretchen is spot on with her review: "Although the storyline was good, the audio was poor. It sounded like the narrator was in an empty room with a bad echo."
To this I would add the reader Jim Roberts reads the story in a flat monotone which makes an interesting story almost unbearable.
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